BEVERLY, Mass. – The No. 13 nationally ranked Endicott men's volleyball team posted a 3-1 non-conference victory over Lasell University by scores of 25-19, 23-25, 25-17, and 25-11 on Wednesday night at MacDonald Gymnasium.
Donovan Dey (Fairport, N.Y.) highlighted the Gulls' efforts via career-highs in kills (20, .548) and service aces (8).
Meanwhile, Chad Riorden (Fairport, N.Y.) dished out a match-high/career-high 40 assists on 61 attempts (.656).
After Endicott hit .583 in the opening set (25-19 win), both teams battled over the next two frames as the Gulls and Lasers combined for 22 ties and 10 lead changes (10-5 second set | 12-5 third set).
Dey was the main reason Endicott broke up the 1-1 tie in set three (25-17) as the senior opposite compiled a set-high eight kills on 11 swings (.636) to lead the Gulls.
From there, Endicott notched a match-high .750 hitting percentage in set four to sure up the victory.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Dey's eight service aces are tied for seventh all-time in a match.
- Endicott hit at a season-best .475 clip tonight (59K, 12E, 99TA).
- The Gulls went 60-for-63 on serve-receive (.952).
- Roman put together a solid passing stat line on serve-receive as 12 of his 17 receptions led to kills (.706).
Endicott (3-2) will host a tri-match on Saturday, February 1 against MIT (11 AM) and Johnson & Wales (3 PM). Lasell takes on SUNY Poly (3 PM) and Springfield (5 PM) this Saturday.
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)